New Year’s Eve approaches, and I hope all of you have fun plans — and great outfits! If you need any help making a dress or top look *just so,* though, you may be turning to shapewear — and it may be a bit of a mystery which piece is best for your outfit. I do my best to de-mystify it, after the jump… Also, do note that Freshpair.com has free 2-3 day shipping for all orders over $30. Nice!
|This kind of bodysuit is for those serious “I WILL fit into that dress” moments — and they work. They nip the waist, smooth the thighs and butt, flatten the tummy — and then snap to your bra so that they don’t fall down. I like that you can wear your own bra with it, though. This bodysuit is $72 at Freshpair (black and nude). Slim Cognito Shaping Mid-Thigh Bodysuit|
|If you’re more a “festive sweater plus jeans” kind of girl, but still want to look nipped and tucked, a shaping camisole can be a lifesaver. I like this one because it’s extra long — perfect for tunics — and the gradual compression still, you know, lets you breathe. I’ve heard great things in general about the Sassybax line. The cami pictured at left is $68 at Freshpair: Torso Trim Peek-A-Boo. Another great option for the simple camisole is the Spanx Simplicity line, which just looks clean and simple. At the very top of this post is the Slimplicity Lingerie Strap Camisole — it’s $46 at Freshpair. (It’s also available in plus size for $50.)|
|I’ve mentioned these before, but these tights look like they’re amazing — talk about multi-tasking! They suck you in, aren’t impossible to take off to go to the bathroom, and don’t look like you’re wearing shapewear. Fabulous. They’re $26 at Freshpair. High-Waisted Body-Shaping Tight-End Tights|
|Another option is a bodyshaping slip. Obviously, you can only wear this one with a dress, but just look how pretty it is… The lace bottom helps keep it from riding up. It’s $118 at Freshpair. Pretty Slip|
|This is an option I’ve only started seeing in the past year or two, but I like it — the open bust camisole. You may be thinking, but part of what I WANT my camisole for is to raise my neckline! But this one has its place, too — especially when you want to wear that low-cut dress but still want to smooth out your tummy! It’s $44 at Freshpair (also available in plus size for $48). Slimplicity Open-Bust Camisole|